Embassy of Mobility

Embassy of Urban Mobility

What if quality of life and the happiness of future generations were central to the design of cities? What if design would create more connection between people and their environment? And if green pushes out grey? At the Embassy of Urban Mobility, we connect designers to major urban issues in the areas of housing, mobility and infrastructure. After all, these are all inextricably linked.

“Cities are one of the most important inventions of mankind. In them, we live, work, love and enjoy.” – Rob Adams, curator Embassy of Urban Mobility

These times give us an opportunity to go back to the drawing board and consider liveable cities. And is making it possible to rectify the design flaw of the last century, in which the efficiency of the system and – as a derivative of it – urban planning were paramount. The past decade has been dominated by smart cities. Technology as an end instead of a means, with the efficiency of the system as the outcome. 

Together with partners, we are exploring the roads of the future. We embrace the Embassy from a long-term perspective and the urge to experiment that it requires. In this, we always take the step from thinking to doing. In the form of Embassy Labs, we are initiating experiments in the Brainport region in which we see quality of life as the highest goal. The Embassy and its experiments contribute to a sustainable world. For example, by giving greenery a place where cars used to dominate. Together we are moving from smart cities to human cities.

There is no better way to predict the future than to help shape it yourself. Will you join us?

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The curator of the Embassy of Urban Mobility is Rob Adams. He is a designer, writer, speaker and founder of innovation agency Six Fingers. He is interested in how and where innovation originates. He is always looking for new theories and ideas that arise in the world and contribute to changes in our society, our lives and our way of working. Adams also teaches industrial design at the Technical University in Eindhoven and gives master classes/lectures in design thinking at various organisations.

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Listen to the Mobility|Society Podcast with Rob Adams

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Retrospective 2021: Embassy of Mobility

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Watch the WDE Talk: What if liveability is central to designing mobility?

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WDE Spotlight: Bygg Architecture & Design

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Curator Tour: Rob Adams shows how we can redesign mobility

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Defining future mobility together

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These are the Labs of the Embassy of Mobility

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Embassy of Mobility at DDW

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Reshaping mobility: Now is the time

Dutch Design Week
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This is what the Embassies will present at Dutch Design Week

Embassy of Mobility
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What if Lab and World Design Embassies join forces with Embassy Labs

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Retrospective 2020: Embassy of Mobility

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“It’s about asking the right questions”

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From ‘healthy streets’ to ’15-minute city’, a world tour along new concepts for mobility

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Inspiring mobility pilots from Boston to Bogota. Join us on a trip around the world?

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Retrospective 2019: Embassy of Mobility

Partners of Embassy of Urban Mobility

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